Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Business management tools

Management tools

 Manage environmental aspects with toolkits

  • Help to manage your environmental impacts using the SME toolkits from NetRegs

NetRegs SME toolkit - Northern Ireland

NetRegs SME toolkit - Scotland

NetRegs: Manage and improve your environmental performance


Nutrient management planning

  • It is important to use the correct nutrients at the correct levels for the crops and grass you grow. A nutrient management plan is the way to make best use of resources

Planet: Nutrient management tools

DAERA: Nutrient Action Programme Regs 2019-22

FAS: Farm management handbook


Adapt to climate change

  • Climate change will have impacts on agriculture, as it is an activity that is very dependent on weather. Find out what steps you can take to climate proof your activities.

Climate Northern Ireland

DAERA: Northern Ireland climate adaptation programme

Adaptation Scotland: Climate ready places

Nature.Scot: Farming and climate change


Organic conversion

  • Find the support and funding that is available for you to convert to organic production.

Soil Association: Funding for organic farmers in Northern Ireland

CAFRE Organic Team: 028 9442 6765

Soil Association: Organic in Scotland

Scottish Government Rural Payments and Services: Agri-environment climate scheme


In this Guideline:


Look after your soil

Protect water

Care for animals

Manage your crops

Manage waste

Make use of buildings

Machinery, equipment and fuel

Protect biodiversity

Small scale forestry

Management tools

Dealing with emergencies

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